It’s been said that generosity breeds generosity. This couldn’t be truer with regard to Quipist, a new social platform founded by two Silicon Valley scientists who moonlight as philanthropists. Quipist’s founders, Emanuel F. Barrows and Aric Katterhagen, are men with big ideas and even bigger hearts. And so, when they launched Quipist, they did so with social good in mind.
The philosophy behind Quipist is simple: the more popular a social media platform becomes, the greater its ability to have a positive impact locally, nationally and worldwide becomes. This isn’t just lip service: a portion of Quipist’s ad revenue goes toward charity. Better yet, its users get to decide which ones among the causes the Quipist Foundation supports.
But Quipist does more than give charities a financial boost – it also helps strengthen their social media presence while expanding their rolodex of connections. True communities exist within Quipist, and when a charity finds its niche within the site, it can effortlessly establish itself as a strong player within that group. And once a nonprofit becomes as an influencer in a specific space, it becomes much easier to fundraise and gain supporters.
Making a community on Quipist is easy, and growing that community is even easier, thanks to the platform’s easy-to-navigate filters. It allows users to set preferences that will determine the type of content that appears on their stream. Quipist caters to its users and shows them only the content they’re interested in seeing. In the non-profit world, this feature offers a tremendous benefit. It ensures even the little guys receive as much clout and visibility within their niches as an industry’s major players.
But that’s not all. Quipist is loaded with other great features that can benefit both nonprofits and Quipist users. Features include:
- A digital marketing dashboard that helps manage social media. One feature, the Quipstream, is in aggregator that allows users to read multiple social media feeds at once. This can be a real time-saver for users struggling to balance multiple platforms. It brings together other major sites, including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Reddit and Tumblr, just to name a few.
- Quipist allows social media cross-platform posting, which means users can post to other social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumbler) directly from Quipist.
- Branding and community outreach efforts can get a huge boost from Quipist. Nonprofits can create main accounts, and also subaccounts that focus on the areas their charity focuses on. (For example, a nonprofit such as Vision Literacy can create a Vision Literacy profile, and subsequent subaccounts that list news, upcoming events and more.
- Like other sites, Quipist allows users to customize their avatar, bio, links and privacy settings. But it’s unique in that it allows users to have “private friends” that no one can see. This can be handy when there’s a sensitive or private issue. For example, a nonprofit that runs a herpes support group can allow members to keep their diagnosis and affiliation private.
As I mentioned, money fundraised through the site’s ad revenue gets divided to the causes to the Quipist Foundation is supporting. Nonprofits can sign up by joining Quipist and making an online request.
For budget-constrained nonprofits who struggle with fundraising, Quipist can be an ideal solution. After all, when it comes to Quipist’s influence on nonprofits, one click can go a long way.